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The Caledonian Television Company

Getting in touch.

When it comes to corporate video production we believe we offer the very best balance of cost and quality available in Britain today.

Over 30 years of business video experience tells us that a down to earth pragmatic approach is what gets things done efficiently.  The competitive prices we offer, bound to the production values and quality of service we provide, are only possible through the company’s policy of minimising cost-drivers.  Therefore The Caledonian Television Company does not operate a 'front of house' facility. 

Please understand that your initial enquiry will really need the attention of an experienced Project Manager who can take the time to properly answer your questions. Unfortunately they're very-often out making programmes! For that reason, we would strongly suggest that the best way to make initial contact is via Email.

We aim, during the working week to respond to emails within 24 hours - in practice, we're usually much quicker!


Email: admin@caledoniantv.com

Please note that, as part of our drive to eliminate non-productive cost-drivers we do not employ a clerical worker just to pick up the phone and tell people that the production staff are all out making films!

Our main telephone number is, therefore, staffed on an ad-hoc basis (by the production staff) suported by a 24-hour answer service.   In practice, staff are generally available able to deal with telephone enquiries for over 80% of the working week. Should your call go to voicemail we ask that you leave us a UK LANDLINE number that we can contact you at.

Bona-fide clients and partners are provided with an unpublished direct-contact number for the production office as well as a mobile number and direct email address for their assigned Project Manager.

Unfortunately, in recent years, we've seen a sharp rise in the number of crank calls  received. This is no-less disturbing in a work context than it is for people sitting at home.  Please note that calls to our telephone numbers may be recorded for training and security reasons, and that our telephone systems are set to reject calls from withheld numbers.

We respectfuly ask that individuals engaged in tele-sales activities do not contact us - our numbers are registered with CTPS. 


Telephone: 0131 202 6230

Where we are, where we operate, and how available we are....

Location, location, location.
The Caledonian Television Company is based on the outskirts of Edinburgh.  Primarily, we serve businesses in the Scottish Central Belt, Ayrshire and the Clyde Coast, Dumbartonshire, Stirling, Fife, the Scottish Borders and East Coast, Northern Northumberland and North Cumbria .

We also provide service in most areas of the UK with with the notable exception of areas inside the London LEZ.

Availability.
WE CURRENTLY HAVE FILMING SLOTS AVAILABLE FROM LATE-MARCH 2018 - AND WILL BE HAPPY TO PUT YOUR PROGRAMME INTO PRE-PRODUCTION TODAY.  - PLEASE CONTACT US AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE STAGE IN YOUR PROJECT.

Caledonian TV operate using strict project management protocols similar to those used in broadcast.  This means that normally  there is  a six-to-eight week 'lead time' between commissioning your programme and the commencement of filming.  Post production (editing and finishing) generally takes between ten days and two weeks in most cases, but can take longer. In all cases, the longer we have to plan and execute your production the better.  - It's never too early to contact us, and not uncommon for us to be in discussion over projects that will shoot a year or two after the client makes first contact! 

In exceptional circumstances, and dependent on current workload, we can sometimes reduce these timescales.  However, this will attract premium 'rack rates' and wil not always be possible.

Wedding, social and event videography.
Caledonian TV is an industrial and commercial video production company.  We are not 'videographers' and cannot assist with enquiries about wedding videos, christenings, parties or the like.  

Broadcast Enquiries.
Although we are broadcast-capable, Caledonian TV do not produce programmes for broadcast.  All such enquiries should be directed to our sister company,  Pentland Films.

Our London filming policy.
Unfortunately, due to its obstructive transport polices, and the general complexity and very high costs of operating in London, working there has become highly stressful and disproportionately time-consuming.  For many years we attempted to offset this with a London surcharge, but even that has not mitigated the impact of the London authorities' policies.  It was therefore with deep regret that, in 2016, we ceased to provide any service which takes us inside the area bounded by the London LEZ.